Forty years ago, a collection of "hidden soldiers" was discovered by farmers in China while they were digging a well. The first emperor of China had these soldiers made out of clay to protect his tomb after he died. There are believed to be over 8,000 soldiers and each soldier is unique. 1-D did a wonderful job creating our own Terracota Soldiers, all unique as well!
1-D's Terracota Army
The Great Wall in 1-D!
We built our own Great Wall of China! We started in 5 different places in the room with different materials and had to make the wall connect in 20 minutes. Great teamwork 1-D!
1-D's Forbidden City
We learned about China's Forbidden City. In 1407, the emperor of China made his own city right in the middle of Beijing. He built it to protect himself and his family from enemies. We learned all about the city, saw images of the different buildings, and then made our own Forbidden City!
What MLK's Words Mean to Us
After reading the book, Martin's Big Words, we made collages of all the important words and ideas Dr. Martin Luther King stood for. We are proud of the way 1-D listened to his words and created an image of what these important words meant to them.
Martin's Big Words
After reading Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, we made a ripped paper collage to decorate important words we heard in the story. Freedom, courage, love, together, dream, peace, and march were some of our favorites!
We learned an awesome song to help us learn doubles facts. Then, we illustrated each line!
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We read Peter's Chair and then collaged just like Ezra Jack Keats. We also thought about the lesson Peter learned in the story. We hope you enjoy our artwork!
We started hearing from our spectacular 1-D students about their favorite things. Great first sharing, first graders!
Ezra Jack Keats
We are learning about a new author named Ezra Jack Keats. Yesterday we listened to a presentation about his life and studied how he illustrated his stories. We learned that he was one of the first authors to write about life in the city and create characters with different skin colors. Today, we read his famous book, The Snowy Day. We made connections between our snowy day activities and Peter's snowy day.
Introduction to China